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The Sentencing of Teen Killers Around the World

NOVJM was born in the United States where the most teen killers are sentenced to life, but a lie is being constantly repeated by advocates for the teen killers – that the USA is the only nation in the world that gives life sentences to teen killers. NOT TRUE.

Sentencing is not exactly comparable in every nation with widely varying criminal justice systems. But over a dozen nations have “juvenile life” JLWOP or the equivalent and some nations like China still execute juveniles in significant numbers.

Also, many nations allow child sex slavery, child abuse, child forced labor, and a whole host of other far worse treatment of innocent children that we find juvenile advocates who campaign to free our loved ones murderers here by screaming that the USA stands alone in this horrible treatment of “children” to be incredibly out of touch and insensitive to REAL issues.

NOVJM has become an international organization. The problem with teen killers is a global one. Our new Australia chapter can be found here. And we have members in New Zealand, Spain, Canada and other places.

The World Wide Sensible Sentencing Organization can be found on Facebook.

Why is the USA worse?

The criticism by anti-juvenile life sentence activists is that ONLY the USA sentences teens to life. Not true, but since we know that is a lie, we have to ask further with regards to their love of the “brain is not developed enough yet to be culpable” argument, if the problem is the teen brain, why aren’t juvenile murder rates generally the same world over? If the problem was the under-developed teen brain, their levels of violence would be approximately the same worldwide.

They are not.

Rates of juvenile violence and murder are far higher in the USA.

So we must ask again – why? What is different in the USA?

Easy answer: easy access to incredibly numbers of extremely lethal weapons.

Articles of Interest

The life sentence for the most serious violent offenders is an issue of constant discussion internationally. We will continue to post examples here as we come across articles of interest.

Scotland: http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/politics/life-should-mean-life-conservatives-want-sentencing-rethink-1.93686

St Maartens Judge says life should mean life in prison

American Teen Killers Assisting Mexican Drug Cartels

New South Wales imposes mandatory natural life sentences for cop killers

Canadian teen days from adulthood gets life for a brutal murder

Canada officials promise to hold juvenile offenders fully culpable

More on Canada’s two-tier Juvenile Justice proposal

Canada urged to get on with strengthening penalties for most violent juveniles

Canada: Tory Party plan on Juveniles

Bahamas tired of the high murder rate, considering executions, but more likely REAL life sentences – natural life sentences

Bahamas religious leaders push for natural life sentences as appropriate justice and to avoid executions

Iran’s Execution of Juvenile Offenders denounced by Amnesty International

Juveniles being held in Guatanamo

South Africa

Teen Killer receives Death Penalty in India

China reports on Human Rights in the United States

Teen Killers in Italy ‘deserve life’

Canadian Youth Sentenced to Life

Australian Teen Kills Brother for “No Reason”

British Judge gives speech condemning Teen Killer

Snopes.com addresses truths and falsehoods in viral email about child killers in England
English Child Killers back in prison again – update to above story

Juveniles sentenced to life in Australiaemail

International Victim Groups

An international pro-victim organization of note: The World Wide Sensible Sentencing Organization (WWSSO) found on Facebook.

From Spain:

Criminal liability of minors
http://www.eleconomista.es/legislacion/noticias/3963186/05/12/victimas-de-delitos-violentos-pediran-a-gallardon-que-se-castigue-penalmente-a-los-menores-segun-su-madurez-y-no-su-edad.htmlVictims of violent crime will ask Gallardón that is punishable to minors based on their maturity and not age
14/05/2012
They shall some proposals to the Minister of Justice on the “failure” of the Children
Act has proved to be “completely ineffective “MADRID, 13 (IRIN)
The National Association of Victims of Violent Crimes (ANDV) prepares a report
submitted to the Minister of Justice, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, which calls for
extending aid, especially psychological, and this group aims to reform the
Children Act to the “superficial treatment” they receive some juvenile offenders.ANDV
President, Jose Miguel Ayllon, explained to Europa Press that his association
will meet with the Minister of Justice to propose that the criminal liability of
minors is set according to their degree of maturity at the time of committing
the criminal act and not, as today, according to whether you are under 14 years.The organization is completing a report, which raised to the legislative committees of Parliament, which disagrees with the current legislation provides that the juvenile has criminal responsibility from 14 years of age.”There are guys with a perverse behaviors that must be treated” Ayllon has warned that request a meeting with Minister of Justice to submit their proposed legal reforms related to the Law on Criminal Responsibility of Minors or the Victim’s Charter announced .The representatives of the association want to be heard as Antonio del Castillo, the father of the young Sevillian murdered in January 2009, which will be received Monday by Ruiz-Gallardón.”SHALLOW PUNISHMENT” A JUVENILE DELINQUENTThe group questions the “shallow punishment” imposed on juvenile offenders and advocates renew them or replace them with a “harsher treatment” if the offenders “are still dangerous on the street.”In his view, the current Juvenile is “completely ineffective” and has “very dark”. “You can not enter juvenile detention centers is not known if they are re-inserting. There is much failure in the Juvenile Accountability Act and great impunity,” he explained.Comparable to AID VICTIMS OF TERRORISMThe group, made up of victims, lawyers and psychologists, has met its proposals to request a change in the Law on Aid and Assistance to Victims of Violent Crimes against sexual freedom and to try to get closer to the regime provided in cases of terrorism.This has been explained Ignacio Mendieta, vice president of the association, which emphasizes that, in practice, aid focuses on victims of sexual crimes and calls for “generalized” to other cases “that cause serious consequences, injury or disability” .He has also criticized the lack of support received by parents whose children have been victims of crime because the law only provides support when the deceased generates income in the household. “We must improve the amounts of the Aid Act 1995 for entering assumptions that do not fall,” he concluded

http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2012/07/13/espana/1342202045.html
Long and Effective Life Sentences are Given To Extremely Violent Teens
Murderers and rapists are repeat offenders
The ‘judicial edges’ of the most controversial crimes
Ana Bravo Cuiñas |
Yasmina Jimenez | Madrid
07/13/2012 21:53 The arrest of Jose Franco de la Cruz, ‘El Boca’
suspicion of a violation in a shelter near Madrid’s Moncloa district is not,
unfortunately, an isolated in the crime news in Spain.

‘El Boca” in 1991 murdered a nine year old girl, Ana Maria Cano Jerez, Huelva and was released last April after 21 years in prison. The mother of his victim, Worship Cano, said: “I knew it would happen” and he was “outraged” because “they have given 23 years while still should have been in jail.”

The criminal trail of ‘The Rafita’

‘The Rafita’. | Efe On 16 March 2012, ‘The Rafita’, one of the murderers of Sandra Palo, leaving 24 hours released after being held for the tenth time. The
criminal was then a year in search and arrest for his ties to a gang dedicated
to stealing and scrapping vehicles and wounding two officers during one of the
robberies.

In May 2003, Palo Sandra was raped, abused and burned alive by three children including ‘Rafita’-and a 18-year-old Francisco Javier Luque Astorga’ The Malaguita ‘, who was sentenced to 64 years in prison .

‘The Rafita’, who was 14 when he committed the crime, he spent four years in a
detention center and was released in June 2007. Since then accumulated a crime after another, but always has been released.

The case of her daughter, in fact, has been the mother of Sandra Palo, Maria del Mar Bermúdez, to undertake a campaign for reform of the Children Act, which provides for full compliance and stiffening penalties in cases serious crimes like murder.

Pedro Jimenez, recidivist rapist  Pedro Jimenez. | Efe
On the morning of October 5, 2004, Pedro Jimenez raped, tortured and killed two police officers on 23 and 28 years in the home that they shared in the
neighborhood of Bellvitge in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat.

The murderer was sentenced to 93 years and 11 months in prison by the Court of Barcelona, ​​a sentence that was later confirmed by the High Court of Justice of Catalonia and the Supreme Court.

The Court of Barcelona expected to effectively meet Jimenez on the 40-year prison maximum extent permitted by law and prison benefits, furloughs or third level classification applied to all sentences.

The awful part is that Pedro Jimenez viciously killed Aurora Rodriguez and Silvia Nogaledo when enjoying a three-day permit. His
criminal record, however, soared to 16, the age at which first entered
prison.

From there, his convictions for robbery, indecent assault and rape added another to accumulate 30 years in prison, the maximum of the old Penal Code. Jimenez would have made the ultimate freedom in 2005-a year before his murder, after serving 20 years after the consolidation of tax crimes and sentence reductions. Also in April 1992 had raped another woman in another prison leave, this time in six days.

Mari Luz Cortés case – Santiago del Valle. E.M.
Another crime with many edges by the action of justice is the crime of the girl Mari Luz Cortes in January 2008. His murderer, Santiago del Valle, was a convicted pederast sexual abuse of his daughter and had managed to evade justice, so that did not enter prison until he was arrested for the murder of Mari Luz.

The Court of Huelva convicted pederast to 22 years in prison, 19 years for the crime of murder and three years for sexual abuse, with the aggravating circumstance of recidivism. The murderer is serving a sentence in the prison of Herrera de la Mancha and can not reside in Huelva or approach the family of Mari Luz in the next 32 years.

In turn, her sister, Rosa del Valle, who was sentenced to nine years in prison for complicity in the murder of the girl, leave jail under a third grade next
September after serving half his sentence.

The ‘second violator Eixample’  Alejandro Martinez Singul.
Alejandro Martinez was convicted Singul several violations committed in the early 90’s,which made him earn the nickname ‘second violator Eixample’. The
first was Francisco Lopez Maíllo, accused of assaulting 29 women.

In 1992, Singul was convicted on five counts of sexual assault and in 2007 returned to the street. While on probation pending they became firm other two convictions for attempted rape, was charged with stealing and trying to abuse a child under 12 years in a lift after sneaking into the portal of the building where the girl lived .

In June 2010, a court sentencing a rapist to three years and nine months in prison for the assault to the child and set compensation for the victim of $ 3,000 for moral damages he had suffered. The Court took into account that the accused had assaulted during their lifetime and 17 girls, ages 10 and 15 years of age, with similar modus operandi.

Olga’s murderer Brake Bleeder

Juan Manuel Valentin Tejero. Not for everyone again delinquier been easier. Some of these known cases ended with the application of the ‘teaching Parot’.
It is the story, for example, the defendant Juan Manuel Valentin Tejero, that the June 25, 1992 Olga Sangrador kidnapped in the town of Campos Villalon
Valladolid.

Valentine Tejero, who was serving a sentence in jail for three counts of indecent assault, was enjoying a prison leave when he kidnapped, raped and murdered the girl of 9 years. Then he buried in a pine forest in Tudela del Duero where it was found by police after the confession of the murderer. The
Audiencia of Valladolid agreed last February to implement the ‘Parot doctrine’
the murderer to the prisoner, after serving a sentence of 20 years, do not
retrieve their freedom until July 2025.

This doctrine was established by the Supreme Court in 2006 to analyze the case of Frenchman Henri Parot ETA. Is based on applying the prison benefits to each of the sentences, rather than the sum of them, a limit of stay in prison for prisoners of particular danger is 30 years under the old Penal Code, 1973.

‘Parot Doctrine’ for ‘elevator rapist’  Pedro Luis Gallego. E.M.
It also decided the Criminal Chamber of the Provincial Court of Burgos in 2008 to apply the ‘Parot doctrine’ to Pedro Luis Gallego, known as “elevator rapist ‘. Decision was upheld by the Supreme Court in March 2012.

It is enclosed in jail Teixeiro (La Coruña), where he is serving a sentence of 328 years in prison for the crime of rape 18 Valladolid and Salamanca and two
murders, and Martha Leticia Lebrato Obregon. Leticia, 17, was found in Viana Blind (Valladolid) with 11 stab wounds and half buried. Marta received 14
puñeladas.

Free ‘the rapist of Vall d’Hebron’ José Rodríguez Salvador. | E.M.
The case of José Rodríguez Salvador, known as “the rapist of Vall d’Hebron ‘for being the place where he committed his attacks, just out of prison after serving 20 years in prison and after he applied in 2007 the ‘Parot
doctrine’. In 1995 the Court of Barcelona was sentenced to 344 years for 17 rapes, several attempted sexual assault, threats and armed robbery between 1990 and 1991

 From Canada

Canada:
PARLIAMENT PASSES LEGISLATION ENDING EARLY PAROLE FOR MURDERERS

OTTAWA, February 15, 2011 – The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, today welcomed the passage by Parliament of Bill S-6, the Serious Time for the Most Serious Crime Act. This legislation repeals the “faint-hope clause” that allows murderers to obtain early parole.

“Our Government is taking action to ensure murderers serve serious time for the most serious crime,” said Minister Nicholson. “This legislation will end the anguish suffered by victims’ families attending repeated early parole hearing. Those who have been victimized should not have to relive their losses over and over again.”

Eliminating the faint-hope clause ensures that criminals who commit first-degree murder are not eligible for parole until they serve the full 25 years of their sentence. Similarly, offenders serving life imprisonment for second-degree murder are no longer eligible for parole until their parole ineligibility period is served, which could be up to 25 years.

“Our government is taking further action to protect the rights of victims of crime”, said Senator Boisvenu.  “We believe the justice system must not put the rights of criminals ahead of the rights of law-abiding citizens. We will continue to support victims of crime and promote the ‘truth in sentencing’ that Canadians want.”

The Act will come into force at a time to be determined. Once this occurs, offenders who commit murder on or after the date the bill comes into force will no longer be able to apply to be eligible for early parole under the faint-hope regime and those who are currently serving their life sentence or awaiting sentence will face tougher rules when they apply.

François Delisle
Adjoint politique  I  Political Assistant
Bureau de l’honorable sénateur Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu
Office of the Honourable Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu
Le Sénat du Canada  I  The Senate of Canada
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